LL Cool J
January 14, 1968
55 years old
6 ft 3 in | 190.5 cm
96 kg | 212 lbs
14 US | 47 EU
James Todd Smith, known professionally as LL Cool J was born in Bay Shore, New York, United States, on January 14, 1968, is an American rapper and actor.
Young LL Cool J first started rapping at the age of nine.
He made his big screen debut in musical comedy drama film Krush Groove (1985) in role as Himself.
He got his television debut in Nickelodeon comedy series The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1994) in episode "Sick Day", in role as Pete's Teacher.
LL Cool J's breakthrough came with his single "I Need a Beat" (1985).
He released debut studio album "Radio" in 1985.
How tall is LL Cool J and what is his weight? LL Cool J's height is 6' 3" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 190.5 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight is 212 іn pоunds or 96 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.
LL Cool J is 55 years old.
LL Cool J net worth is around 120 million dollars.
He won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor - Action also he was nominated for the Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and the All Def Movie Award for Best Black Survivor in a Movie for his role as Sherman 'Preacher' Dudley in science fiction horror film Deep Blue Sea (1999).
He won the BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Box Office Movie and was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Best Actor for his role as Ray Adams in romantic comedy film Deliver Us from Eva (2003).
He was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor - Horror for his role as Ronny Jones in slasher movie Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998).
He was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Rap Artist in a Movie for his role as Gabe Jensen in crime slasher film Mindhunters (2004).
He was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Movies - Choice Liplock (Shared with Queen Latifah) for his role as Sean Williams in romantic comedy drama film Last Holiday (2006).
Wildcats (1986) sports comedy as Rapper
The Hard Way (1991) buddy cop action comedy as Detective Billy
Toys (1992) fantasy comedy as Captain Patrick Zevo
In Too Deep (1999) crime thriller as Dwayne Keith "God" Gittens
Any Given Sunday (1999) sports drama as Julian "J-Man" Washington
Kingdom Come (2001) comedy drama as Ray Bud Slocumb
Rollerball (2002) science fiction as Marcus Ridley
S.W.A.T. (2003) action crime thriller as Officer Deacon "Deke" Kaye
Edison (2005) thriller crime as Officer Rafe Deed
Slow Burn (2005) drama thriller as Luther Pinks
The Deal (2008) satirical comedy as Bobby Mason
Grudge Match (2013) sports comedy as Frankie Brite
He was nominated for three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Marion Hill in NBC sitcom In the House (1995-1999).
He won four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Special Agent Sam Hanna in CBS action television series NCIS: Los Angeles (2009- ).
He hosted Paramount Network musical reality competition series Lip Sync Battle (2015-2019), for which he was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Structured Reality Program.
Attended Hillcrest High School in New York City.
Has African-American ancestry.
He started his record label "Boomdizzle" in 2008.
Good friends with Queen Latifah.
He released his autobiography "I Make My Own Rules" in 1998.
His stage name L.L. Cool J means "Ladies Love Cool James".
He released studio albums:
Bigger and Deffer (1987)
Walking with a Panther (1989)
Mama Said Knock You Out (1990)
14 Shots to the Dome (1993)
Mr. Smith (1995)
The DEFinition (2004)
Todd Smith (2006)
Exit 13 (2008)
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in 2016.
He became first rapper to receive the Kennedy Center Honors (2017).
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2021), with an award for Musical Excellence.
Has his own charitable foundation "Jump & Ball".
He dated model Kidada Jones (1992-1994).
He married Simone Johnson in 1995, they have one son, Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith and three daughters: Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith, Nina Simone Smith, Italia Anita Maria Smith.